Monday, January 4, 2016

Maude Humprey Bogart

On March 30, 1868 in Rochester, New York a baby girl was born. Her mother, Frances Churchill Humphrey and her father John Perkins Humphrey named her Maude.

She studied art at the Art Students League of New York when she was 18 and then in Paris at the Julian Academy.

She entered a competition sponsored by Louis Prang and Company to design a Christmas Card. She won and soon began working for the Publisher F.A. Stokes as an illustrator. Not only did she illustrate cards but calendars,

 post cards, fashion magazines,

                 Cover of Delineator magazine, April 1917. Color illustration by Maud Humphrey
and story books 

but she would paint portraits of children.

In 1898 Maude married Belmont Deforest Bogart and shortly after that Humphrey Deforest Bogart was born. 

                                    Maud and Humphrey

Better known as Humphrey Bogart. 

                                      Humphrey age 2

Maude signed her art Maude Humphrey and sometimes just M. H.   

This week, enjoy the art of Maude Humphrey Bogart. 

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